Matta Rice Peas Pulao Recipe

Matta Rice Peas Pulao Recipe is a healthy twist to a peas pulao by using red rice in other words called as matta rice that gives it a nice texture to the pulao. Serve it with Palak Paneer and a Raita of your choice.

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Matta Rice Peas Pulao Recipe
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Matta Rice Peas Pulao Recipe is an all-time rice preparation made with a combination of peas and rice. This rice preparation can go well with any kind of gravy by the side. We have used matta rice in other words called as the red rice which is most popularly used in the states of Kerala.

The red colored rice are rich in antioxidants and helps in weight management. The red rice have comparatively lesser calories when compared white rice. It also contains a good amount calcium and Zinc that are essentials for our body.

Serve the Matta Rice Peas Pulao Recipe along with Spinach Paneer Kofta Curry or Palak Paneer and Lauki Raita to enjoy your weekday lunch.

If you are looking for more Rice Recipes, here are some that you can either make for your Lunch Box or for your everyday meals:

  1. Spinach Rice Recipe (Palak Pulao)
  2. Thakkali Sadam Recipe (Spicy Tomato Rice)
  3. Beetroot Rice (Pulao) Recipe


Cuisine: Indian
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 2 cups Red matta rice , soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 1 cup Green peas (Matar)
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Ghee , for cooking 

How to make Matta Rice Peas Pulao Recipe

  1. To begin making the Matta Rice Peas Pulao Recipe, pressure cook the matta rice with 4 cups of water in pressure cooker for about 6 whistle till they are just cooked.

  2. Heat a kadai with ghee, add the whole spice like cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, bay leaf and cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.

  3. Add green peas, and fry them for 10 seconds. Add the cooked rice and stir well, sprinkle salt and sugar according to your taste. Mix everything well and let it cook for 2 more minutes.

  4. Once done, switch off the heat and it is ready to be served. 

  5. Serve the Matta Rice Peas Pulao Recipe along with Spinach Paneer Kofta Curry or Palak Paneer and Lauki Raita to enjoy your weekday lunch.